“The Forged Blade” This two day course is designed to introduce bladesmithing tools and techniques. This class focuses primarily on “Hand Forging” techniques. Metal selection, annealing, hardening, tempering, grinding, polishing, and sharpening will be performed; each student will design and build their own custom 10” Bowie Knife from “recycled” material. Cost per student $165, Limit 4 students, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm March 14 & 15, 2020.
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Tool making classes “Tongs” This two day course is designed to introduce tools and techniques used to make your own tongs. Blacksmiths use lots of different tongs for specific jobs. During this class, students will be introduced to the different styles and types of tongs. Each student will forge the tong jaws and then weld the reins. During this class, students will make a Wolf Jaw tong and one other pair of their choice. Cost per student $135, Limit 4 students, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm April 18 & 19, 2020.
VSTA offers hands on traditional arts classes and demonstrations to the public. Please feel free to contact us to request a demonstration or to sign up for classes. Email or check us out on the web http://vsta.homesteadcloud.com/